Mar 24, 2014

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Best Birthday Ever


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Hey loves! I finally got some pics together from my birthday, and I want to share the awesome memories with you! Where should I start?! The whole weekend was amazing! My loved ones really out-did themselves, and they did a great job of keeping everything a surprise. I enjoyed every minute!


I guess I’ll start with that Friday. My best friend picked me up that evening and took me to Andretti’s. Some other friends joined us and we had dinner, did a little zip-lining, and go-cart racing :-)

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Mike = Laughter

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My bro 

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Suiting up for zip-lining!

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It was a struggle trying to get my hair to fit underneath that helmet! Big head + Big hair = ill-fitting helmet!

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…could hardly see. #theStruggle #lol

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Who knew you could get so much volume after taking off a helmet?! ;-)

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My sweet Damola


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Love this girl to pieces! She’s an amazing friend.


Day 2 started off with a kickboxing class in the morning…felt more like BOOTCAMP. The instructor was like the Energizer Bunny on steroids! Had so much fun, though!

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Photo bombed by the “Energizer Bunny”

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After a good workout, we did brunch at West Egg Cafe…All I have to say is DELICIOUS!!!

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My sis

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Banana Nut Bread French Toast…Mmm mmm mm!

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Then, a few hours later, my friends took me to a pottery class! #SoCool

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We didn’t get to work with the pottery wheel (that’ll be next time), but we make some pretty cool mugs.

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 Mine is the one w/ the hearts and music notes :-)



After the pottery class, I cleaned up, and I was escorted to Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint. OMG! I LOVED that place! Anyone who knows me knows that I adore live music (especially jazz), and the live band there was AWESOME! The band played everything from Chaka Khan to The Emotions to Stevie Wonder. I absolutely LOVED it!…and the food was great too!

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These ladies worked so hard to make sure I had a great birthday. I’m so blessed to have them in my life!

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The beautiful Sandra & I

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 With my girl, Latrice

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Love me some Linette! She always keeps me laughing :-)

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Snohti & Linette

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I enjoyed the band so much that I video taped just about every song…If you ever go to Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint, make sure to go when Regina Troupe is performing!

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Crab Cakes #theTruth #SoGood




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Wrapping up at the Juke Joint was the saddest part of the evening. It was time to say goodbye. One by one, my friends all gave me a hug and went their separate ways. I had so much fun. I didn’t want it to be over! Little did I know, it wasn’t over…My best friend drove me around town for about an hour as we immersed ourselves in great conversation (I love our talks). Then, the next thing I know, we parked at a hotel in Buckhead. As she opened the door to our suite, familiar faces greeted me at the door and said, “Welcome to Jamaica!” My friends decorated the room to look like a tropical island. They even setup four big, artificial palm trees! And, I remember Beyonce’s “Baby Boy” was playing as I walked through the door…It was AMAZING!
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We stayed up until the wee hours of the morning talking and laughing. We had a blast!


All in all, this was the best birthday I’ve ever had. I’m somewhat of a low-key person. I love to celebrate others, but I tend to stray away from the spotlight when it’s my turn. BUT I must say being celebrated felt great! My friends took the time to plan a weekend filled with quirky events that were sure to put a smile on my face. And, my best friend was the mastermind behind it all!…This is how I know prayer works: I always wanted a sister, and God blessed me with Jess. I love you so much! **G.I.G.**

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P.S. – Here’s a quick video recap of the weekend…I didn’t edit the video. I just slapped it together. LoL!

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